Re-cladding of 660 Fifth Avenue Ramps Up in Midtown, Manhattan

Work is moving along on the re-cladding of 660 Fifth Avenue, a 39-story commercial building in Midtown, Manhattan. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox and developed by Brookfield Properties, the project involves the complete overhaul of the 64-year-old structure, which was originally designed by Carson & Lundin and formerly addressed as 666 Fifth Avenue, replacing its mid-century exterior with a modern glass enclosure. The 1.5-million-square-foot property is located between West 52nd and 53rd Streets.

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Tin Building Nears Completion in the Seaport District, Manhattan

Exterior work is nearing completion on the Tin Building, a 53,000-square-foot market structure on the rebuilt Pier 17 in the South Street Seaport District. Designed by SHoP Architects and developed by Howard Hughes Corporation with Plaza Construction as construction manager, the Lower Manhattan project will feature a seafood market by Jean-Georges Vongerichten, the main tenant of the waterfront property. The site is located to the immediate west of SHoP Architect’s Pier 17 and east of the elevated FDR Drive and South Street.

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Park Haven at 345 St. Ann’s Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx. Courtesy of NY Housing Connect

Housing Lottery Launches for Park Haven at 345 St. Ann’s Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx

The affordable housing lottery has launched for Park Haven, a ten-story mixed-use building at 345 St. Ann’s Avenue in Mott Haven, The Bronx. The 180,155-square-foot development is designed by SLCE Architects and developed by The Community Builders and BronxWorks. Available on NYC Housing Connect are 178 units for residents at 30 to 80 percent of the area median income, ranging in eligible income from $14,915 to $112,800.

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270 Park Avenue’s Massive Superstructure Continues Assembly in Midtown East, Manhattan

The steel superstructure for JP Morgan Chase‘s new 1,425-foot supertall headquarters continues to rise on the western half of 270 Park Avenue‘s full-block parcel as work progresses on the demolition of the company’s 52-story former home on the opposite end of the Midtown East lot. Construction workers are busily lifting and welding new steelwork along Madison Avenue between East 47th and 48th Street, where the low-rise podium of the original 707-foot-tall skyscraper formerly known as the Union Carbide Building once stood.

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